Kifli Recipe – Family Traditions

In Olivia’s story “Family Traditions,” she talks about learning that something her mom used to do with her cousins and my grandparents during the Christmas season was to make Kifli, a European dessert. Dough 4 cups unshifted all-purpose flour2 cups regular margarine4 egg yolks, slightly beaten1 cup dairy sour cream Place flour in a large …

Once I Started on the Path, I Never Looked Back

Hyco Lake Native Becomes Eagle Scout Story and photos by Sara Coates Cub to Eagle in 10 years Person High School senior Noah Paith was just seven-years-old when his parents took him to his first Cub Scout meeting, and Troop 239 quickly became his second home. Four years later, at the age of 11, Paith …

Virgilina’s Mining History

VIRGILINA, VA- When one thinks of mining in the United States, romantic places like California and Alaska’s Klondike come to mind. But Virginia? How about Virgilina here in Halifax County? If we opened our history books to the section where the nation’s first European settlers stepped upon dry land, we would discover that one of …

Up Against a Wall

These days there are a number of options for creating retaining walls. The appropriate materials must be chosen for the location and environmental functionality, and the most common of these are wood, stone, brick and concrete. (See our 2019 article, “Making a Cliff,” by Joe Wilkerson, at www.HycoLakeMagazine.com.) Although there are many aesthetic options, it’s …

Small Town Life can be ‘More Meaningful’ for Millennials

By Phyliss Boatwright In his book, Think Small, A Millennial’s Guide to Building a Meaningful Life in Rural America, Matthew Hoagland offers readers great advice about how to live a full, successful, rewarding life in a small town. Matt is the planning director for Caswell County. His wife, Celia, owns and operates Caswell Flower Company …